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By Tim Albert

The aim of this ebook is to aid medical professionals and different healthiness pros with their writing difficulties. It includes a number of hundred themes, from the method of writing to authorship, and from using semi-colons to the legislation of past due literals. those are prepared alphabetically, with broad move referencing and, the place applicable, lists of books that the writer has learn and recommends. The e-book will supply concise, functional information regarding how one can take on any kind of writing required of wellbeing and fitness care pros.

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Money can be very destructive in a relationship, so take care. The main thing is getting published, and then getting published again. Arguing that you should have been paid £120 not £110 will not help in the pursuit of this task; it will probably leave a rather sour taste in the mouth of a formerly supportive (and possibly less well paid) editor. • Don’t get it wrong. Editors have to take a leap of faith when deciding whether to publish. Don’t betray that trust by submitting articles that have been sloppily researched (see checking facts).

What kind of publication is it? The writer should be clear about the goals of the publication – and about its audience. If you think the writer is unfamiliar with the publication, send one or two back copies. 24 COMMISSIONING • Where in the publication will it go? Knowing exactly where it will go will help the writer to do such basic things as write to length and ensure the right tone. • What do you want the article to do? The writer needs a clear confirmation of the subject matter and broad intent, so that he or she can start to work out an appropriate message (see brief setting).

Creativity In general we can favour this, but use it in the way you select and organize your information – and not to indulge in extravagant ways of expressing yourself. 31 – THE A Z OF MEDICAL WRITING Criteria of good writing Rarely shared and agreed (see effective writing). Criticism An important part of the writing process. It should be constructive, but rarely is (see balanced feedback). Cutting things out This is inevitable. But it takes up a lot of time and you should, within reason, be producing first drafts of roughly the right length.

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